Have started nights on my L&D... - page 2

after 7 weeks of day orientation, have finished my 1st week of night orientation. I was really afraid about nights, that i wouldn't be able to do it, but i have. there's just always something to do... Read More

  1. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from RainDreamer
    HappyNurse and Jen ..... you're both in L&D now?! That's great!! I know you both graduated when I did (May '05), so it's really great seeing how everyone is doing. Can you believe it's almost a year and a half now?! Wow.

    I work nights and I LOVE it! Like I've said plenty of times, you couldn't pay me enough to work days. I think it's more intimidating thinking about being up all night and working, whereas once you're actually there it's not so bad. But yeah, lots of foods .... seems like we have potlucks every night!

    Good to hear it's going so well!!

    edited to add: if you ever need help sleeping during the day .... take some melatonin, it helps make you sleepy and KEEP you asleep, works like a charm!
    Hey, RainDreamer! Yep! Finally where I wanted to be in the first place. I too enjoy 3rd shift. I was doing 3rd shift when I worked Neuro/Trauma. Never had problems sleeping during the day. It will be a little while before I'm on 3rd shift here. That's fine. Glad to hear everything's going well with you! What specialty are you in?
  2. by   mitchsmom
    My hat's off to you night guys!! Especially long stretches... I have to recover after working even 3 day shifts (although that's mostly due to the damage that my all-male household does to the house while I'm gone)... could only imagine after a bunch of nights!!

    Glad to hear it's going well!
  3. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from mitchsmom
    My hat's off to you night guys!! Especially long stretches... I have to recover after working even 3 day shifts (although that's mostly due to the damage that my all-male household does to the house while I'm gone)... could only imagine after a bunch of nights!!

    Glad to hear it's going well!
    LOL! Well, at least there's not much damage done while they are sleeping at night. My dh keeps the house running like clockwork while I'm at work. And he works more hours than I do. I don't know how he does it! lol!
  4. by   HappyNurse2005
    yeah, after a year on my first job, i also moved where i wanted to be. and you're also right-night shift sounds worse in theory than it actually is. esp on l&D where we keep hopping all night

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